Real Estate

First Look: Inside the Corey Condos in Trinidad

The Corey sits on the corner of Florida Ave., NE, and Orren St., NE. Some photos by Marisa M. Kashino, others courtesy of Lock 7 Development.

Until now, DC’s Trinidad has been a neighborhood of single-family rowhouses with some small, multifamily buildings scattered among them. Larger-scale condo and apartment projects have kept mostly to the H Street Corridor, just to the south. The Corey, a 49-condo, mixed-use building from Lock 7 Development, changes that. Its first few residents recently moved in, and more than half of its units are sold or under contract. (Ditto Residential is finishing up another, similarly sized building a block away.)

The Corey’s remaining units range from a 461-square-foot studio for $319,900 to a 1,050-square-foot, two-bedroom, two-bath for $609,900. The priciest unit, listed for $700,000, has already sold (McWilliams Ballard is handling sales). Lock 7 is clearly targeting buyers who aren’t car-dependent—while the building has only eight parking spaces, it has an impressive bike room, plus a wall-mounted flatscreen in its lobby showing the area’s public transit schedules in real time.

Here’s a look inside.

The entrance to the Corey at 1111 Orren St., NE.
The bike storage room comes with pumps and tools for residents to use. There’s also a water bottle-filling station nearby in the lobby.
The open kitchen, living, and dining area of a two-bedroom condo.
Nearly all the units have some private outdoor space. The door in this living room leads to a balcony.
Kitchens include quartz countertops and GE Energy Star stainless steel appliances.
An en suite master bathroom with frameless shower door and handmade subway tile.
A full-size guest bath.
For a fee, buyers can choose to replace the bedroom carpeting with laminate to match the living room and kitchen flooring.
Shared amenities include a roof-deck and a small workout room. Condo fees range from $200 to $499, and cover all utilities but electric.
Construction on a ground-floor retail space is still wrapping up. The developer hopes to attract a coffee shop as a tenant.

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Senior Editor

Marisa M. Kashino joined Washingtonian in 2009 as a staff writer, and became a senior editor in 2014. She oversees the magazine’s real estate and home design coverage, and writes long-form feature stories. She was a 2020 Livingston Award finalist for her two-part investigation into a possible wrongful conviction stemming from a murder in rural Virginia. Kashino lives in Northeast DC.